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22/10/2021

Parents of critically injured woman pay tribute to Garda who 'laid down life' for daughter

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The parents of Siobhan Phillips who was critically injured in Sunday's shooting in Omeath in Co Louth have paid tribute to Garda Anthony Golden who was shot dead in the same incident. Both Siobhan and Garda Golden were shot in a domestic violence incident at her home. Her parents have issued a statement expressing condolences to the family and colleagues of Garda Anthony Golden. Garda Golden will be laid to rest tomorrow following funeral mass at noon in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, Co Louth. The Dáil and Seanad will not sit tomorrow due to the State funeral for Garda Tony Golden. Both houses of the Oireachtas took the decision this morning. It has also been decided that all committee meetings have also been cancelled as a mark of respect. Gardaí from all over the country are expected to attend.

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